|Full Name||Lionel Andrés Messi|
|Nickname(s)||Leo, Atomic Flea, La Pulga, La Pulga Atomica, Messidona|
|Profession||Argentine Professional Footballer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm|
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 65 kg|
in pounds- 143 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 inches|
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
|Debut||International- On 17 August 2005, for Argentina against Hungary|
Club- On 16 October 2004, for FC Barcelona against Espanyol
|Jersey Number||#10 (FC Barcelona)|
|Coach/Mentor||Salvador Aparicio, Frank Rijkaard, Pep Guardiola|
|Records (main ones)||• Youngest two-time and three-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner (23 and 24 years old).|
• Most UEFA Best Player in Europe awards (2009, 2011, 2015).
• Most La Liga Best Player awards, six times (2009-2013, 2015).
• Top goalscorer for country and club in a calendar year (91 goals in 2012).
• Top goalscorer in La Liga (312 goals).
• Top goalscorer in the FIFA Club World Cup (shared with Luis Suárez and César Delgado).
• Most hat-tricks scored in a La Liga season (8 in 2011-2012, shared with Cristiano Ronaldo).
• Only player to score consecutively against all opposition teams in La Liga (19 matches, 30 goals in 2012–13).
• Only player to have won FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball more than one.
• In 2013, became the youngest player to score 200 goals in La Liga.
• Only top-scorer in five UEFA Champions League seasons (2008–09 to 2011–12, 2014–15).
• Record of most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League, five times.
• Youngest player to make 100 appearances in the UEFA Champions League: 28 years, 84 days in 2015).
• All time top-goalscorer of Argentina.
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009|
• FIFA Ballon d'Or/Ballon d'Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
• European Golden Shoe: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
• FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
• UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award: 2011, 2015
• La Liga Best Player: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
• FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2009, 2011
• FIFA Club World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2011
• UEFA Goal of the Season: 2006–07, 2014–15, 2015–16
Note: He has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
|Career Turning Point||In 2007, he scored a hat-trick vs Real Madrid and ended the match with a draw while playing for Barcelona.|
|Date of Birth||24 June 1987|
|Age (as in 2018)||31 Years|
|Birthplace||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina|
|School||Did Not Attend|
|College/University||Did Not Attend|
|Address||Messi lives in a small area called Bellamar, a prestigious and expensive suburb of Castelldefels, Barcelona|
|Hobbies||Playing Video Games, Listening to Music|
|Controversies||• In 2013, he was investigated for his suspected tax evasion.|
• In 2016, his name appeared in the Panama Papers Data Leak.
|Girls, Affairs & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Antonella Roccuzzo, Model, Argentinian Model and Dietician (2007-2017)|
|Marriage Date||June 30, 2017|
|Wife/Spouse||Antonella Roccuzzo, Model, Argentinian Model and Dietician|
|Children||Daughter- None |
Sons- Thiago Messi (Born; 2 November 2012),
Mateo (Born; 2015), Ciro (Born; 2018)
|Parents||Father- Jorge Horácio Messi|
Mother- Celia María Cuccittini
|Siblings||Brothers- Matias Messi, Rodrigo Messi|
Sister- Maria Sol Messi
|Favourite Footballer||Pablo Aimar|
|Favourite Food(s)||Salad, Escalope Milanese|
|Favourite Book||El Martin Fierro by Jorge Luis Borges|
|Favourite Film||Baby's Day Out|
|Cars Collection||Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spider, Ferrari F430 Spider, Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi R8 GT, Mini Cooper S Cabriolet, Dodge Charger SRT8, Range Rover Velar, Toyota Prius|
|Salary (approx.)||$80 million (as in 2018)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$835 million (his buyout clause with FC Barcelona that commits him to Camp Nou through the 2020-21 season)|